With a typical day that includes school, homework, dance class, singing lessons, cheerleading practice, studio sessions, and an occasional photo or video shoot, Young Lyric (aka Lyrikkal) just might be the busiest 15-year old girl on the planet, and it appears that her hard work is beginning to pay off as the Star of Lifetime TV's new hit show "The Rap Game" (produced by Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah), has become an international hip-hop sensation and internet favorite, generating over 25 million views on YouTube and WorldstarHipHop.com! She has also been featured on Fox News, CNN Entertainment, PopDust, Buzzfeed, Vulture, NME, Pixie Magazine, Kidzworld, and Billboard.com; and she was the proud recipient of the "Female Hip Hop Grind" award at the 3rd Annual Female Hip Hop Honors in Los Angeles last year!!
Born Lyric Michell Ragston in Houston, TX on July 30, 2000, Young Lyric developed a love for singing, dancing, and rapping at an early age (and with having both a father and uncle who were aspiring artists and a recording studio connected to her bedroom, this may have been inevitable). She recorded her first song at the age of 7 and performed it in front of her entire school that same year. She blew everyone away with her lyrics, delivery, dancing, and stage presence, and she has been asked to perform at nearly every school event since. Her energy is contagious and electrifying, and her creativity and rap-skills are truly amazing.
Young Lyric’s hip-hop career, although apparently soaring now, is one that really began by accident. She had been writing raps as a hobby for years, but had never even attempted anything serious. One day, she and a few friends decided to shoot a webcam video of one of her songs (a remix to Young Jeezy’s “Lose My Mind”) and they posted it on YouTube to share with their classmates. Within days, it was reposted by Worldstarhiphop.com and went viral!! Lyric has continued to create and post videos that have received millions of views; plus the attention of music labels, radio stations, A&R’s, DJ’s, managers, agents, and fans of all ages from all over the world. Her fan base and social media following is growing at an astronomical rate, and she is dedicated to perfecting her craft and delivering to her fans.
Lyric’s unique music style and fashion sense are a mix of Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, and R&B, and she has already been compared to industry giants including Raven Symone, Nicki Minaj, Zendaya, KeKe Palmer, and Willow Smith. She is absolutely adorable with kid-friendly songs that appeal to both children and adults alike. She is young and cute enough for Nickelodeon, and Disney, and she can turn it up and play with the big kids on MTV and BET as well. Young Lyric has been labeled as “The Best 15-year old Rapper Alive” by her die-hard fans and followers (often referred to as #TeamLyric on social media), and her work ethic ensures that she will be successful in any situation.
Young Lyric has already released 2 complete albums (HGIC and Princess), 4 mixtapes, and over 35 music videos, and she is planning to release a new mixtape and a new album this summer! Undeniably cute and talented, extremely versatile, and driven by her dream of being the best entertainer in the world, Young Lyric is destined for superstardom and about to embark on an incredible journey that will keep us watching for years to come.